San Blas, Bird’s Paradise

Here in San Blas it is possible to see many different species of birds like the white heron, tiger heron, boat-billed heron, stork, roseate spoonbill, hawk, parrot, and diver duck, among many others; as well as crocodiles, turtles, iguanas and more species.

Some sites to go birdwatching:

Tidelands area.

This area is located within the system of Estero San Cristobal-La Tovara-Los Negros in San Blas.

Its waterways are composed of marshes, canals, coastal lagoons and freshwater outcrops.

It serves as winter refuge for thousands of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl, the habitat of fauna and flora listed in protected status such as Cairina moschata (a duck listed as endangered), as well as the American crocodile, currently boasting one of the healthiest populations after almost disappearing in the eighties.

La Noria Ecological Ranch

It is located within the state Biosphere Reserve Sierra de San Juan at an altitude of 1,600m in a small valley of 18 hectares, it is surrounded by green hills and is an ideal place for resting and ecotourism site since the ranch has cabins for rent, food service, walking trails, bikes or horseback riding as well as alternative activities like climbing and zip lines.


it is part of the Pacific coastal plain, consisting of estuaries, basins, and plains suitable for agriculture, with ecosystems such as rainforest and mangroves which serve as habitat for a variety of wildlife like the American crocodile and the jaguar. You can visit it early in the morning to leave the afternoon free for visiting other sites like shrimp farms toward the town of Chacalilla, or Playa del Rey where the lighthouse is located. The Mirador del Águila along Highway 15 to Tepic is another area worth the visit.

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